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SPBA Gallery

The SPBA Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located on Gulshan Avenue opposite the Westin hotel. The show space is designed as a modern professional gallery.

SPBA Gallery aims to promote both established and emerging talents from the rich and vibrant artist community of Bangladesh while providing a venue for connecting the artist with the collector. Artists benefit from our guidance and promotional efforts to introduce their work to a wider audience. We also work closely with collectors in identifying art work best suited to their preferences.

 

 

SPBA Gallery Address
  • Gulshan 2 DCC Market (Level 2)
  • Gulshan Avenue
  • Dhaka 1212
  • Bangladesh
  • Contact: +880 1712679214
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Membership

Membership helps sustain our organization while allowing our members access to many outstanding benefits. SPBA offers three levels of membership:

General Member

  • Complimentary subscription to Shilpoprobha
  • 10% on SPBA publications (Books only)
  • Invitation to pre-opening events at SPBA Gallery
  • Annual contribution: Tk 5,000

Associate Member

  • Complimentary subscription to Shilpoprobha
  • 15% on SPBA publications (Books only)
  • Invitation to special events at SPBA Gallery
  • Invitation to SPBA workshops
  • Annual contribution: Tk 50,000

Patron

  • Complimentary subscription to Shilpoprobha
  • 20% on SPBA publications (Books only)
  • Invitation to special events at SPBA Gallery
  • Invitation to SPBA workshops
  • Access to invitation only events
  • Invitation to dinner events with artists
  • Opportunity of joining the SPBA board
  • Annual contribution: Tk 500,000

Please call us at +880 2 9858861 for more information about our membership program.


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About

About SPBA

SPBA was founded in February 2002 with the aim of promoting Bangladeshi art. We operate according to two core principles. First, the sponsorship and support provided by us comes at no cost to the artist. Second, a significant portion of our resources are allocated towards supporting young and emerging artists.

As our first endeavor, we published Bangladesh Art - Collection of Contemporary Paintings in 2003. The book has received international acclaim and is available at bookstores and art galleries in many countries around the world. In 2008, we published Kibria. This book is a detailed look at the life and works of Mr. Kibria, a pioneer of modern abstract art in Bangladesh.

In 2012 we launched our quarterly Bangla language art journal Shilpoprobha. The journal covers current art related events both at home and abroad. Shilpoprobha features interviews and articles about important personalities in the world of Bangladeshi art. A special section is devoted to international art related events.

In addition to our publications, we have sponsored numerous exhibitions and art workshops throughout Bangladesh. We have supported Bangladeshi artists exhibit their work internationally by sponsoring exhibitions in France, Germany India, Italy, Japan, Pakistan and Poland.

We opened SPBA Gallery in November 2015. This is a very exciting development for both SPBA and the artists we strive to promote. Having our own gallery allows us greater flexibility in planning exhibitions and other art related events.

Going forward to we will continue to collaborate with other organizations in promoting the rich and vibrant artist community of Bangladesh.

Board of Governors

  • Anjan Chowdhury, Chairman
  • Elthem B. Kabir
  • Syed Nasim Manzur
  • Anis A. Khan
  • Dr. Arif Dowla

Our Team

  • Rafi Haque, General Secretary
  • Moon Rahman
  • Nashrid Kibria

Contact Us

  • House 11, Road 14, #2B
  • Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212,
  • Bangladesh
  • Contact: +880 2 9858861
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website: spba.org.bd

Shilpoprobha

Current issue of Shilpoprobha

Volume VI, Issue 1
Anniversary Issue on Special Children 2017

Now available at selected news stands


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Volume VI, Issue 1
Anniversary Issue on Special Children 2017

Volume IV, Issue 4
May, June, July 2016

This issue is available in PDF

Volume IV, Issue 3
February, March, April 2016

This issue is available in PDF

Volume IV, Issue 2
November, December, January 2016

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Volume IV, Issue 1
August, September, October 2015
Volume III, Issue 3
January - July 2015
Volume III, Issue 2
October, November, December 2014
Volume III, Issue 1
July, August, September 2014
Volume II, Issue 3
April, May, June 2014
Volume II, Issue 2
January, February, March 2014
Volume II, Issue 1
October, November, December 2013
Volume I, Issue 4
June, July, August 2013
Volume I, Issue 3
March, April, May 2013
Volume I, Issue 2
January, February, March 2013
Volume I, Issue 1
August 2012

Publications

 
Bangladesh Art

Bangladesh Art

​Bangladesh Art - Collection of Contemporary Paintings.
A broad selection of paintings by 68 notable painters of Bangladesh.

This book covers important developments in Bangladeshi painting starting with the memorable works of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin from the 1940s. The selection of artists and paintings covers a wide range of styles--traditional styles such as folk and urban folk to realism and abstract expressionism.

  • Bangladesh Art- Collection of Contemporary Paintings
  • Published 2003
  • 328 pages
  • 293 full colour reproductions

 
Kibria

Kibria

A detailed look at the life and works of Mohammad Kibria.

This publication is unique in that many aspects of the book were determined by the artist himself. The cover design, dimensions of the book and selection of artwork are all based on Mr Kibria’s input. The text is a result of hours of personal conversations with Mr. Kibria and remains one of the most accurate representation of the artist’s inner thoughts.

  • Kibria
  • Published 2008
  • 242 pages
  • 176 full colour reproductions

 
​Shilpoprobha

​Shilpoprobha

Our quarterly Bangla language art journal. The Bangla word “shilpoprobha” translates to ray of art.

Shipoprobha covers current art related events both in Bangladesh and abroad. The periodical features interviews and articles about important personalities in the world of Bangladeshi art. A special section is devoted to international art related events.
The first issue of Shilpoprobha was published in September 2012 and has since established itself as a popular and well regarded publication among the artist community of Bangladesh.

Explore

Who We Are

Who We Are

The board of directors of SPBA

  • Anjan Chowdhury, Chairman

  • Board of Governors
  • Elthem B. Kabir
  • Syed Nasim Manzur
  • Syed Fahim Munaim
  • Anis A. Khan
  • Mehboob Chowdhury

  • Rafi Haque, General Secretary

Contact

Office Address

  • House 11, Road 14, #2B
  • Gulshan 1,
  • Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
  • Contact: +880 2 9858861
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website: spba.org.bd

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News & Events

Shilpoprobha 5th Anniversary and Art Auction

Shilpoprobha 5th Anniversary and Art Auction

Shilpoprobha celebrated 5 years of publication with the unveiling of its Anniversary Issue on Special Children on November 11, 2017. The Honorable Finance Minister, Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, MP, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, was present as Chief Guest. Mrs. Shoma Huq, Chief Patron, Proyash Institute of Special Education, was present as a Honored Guest.

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Proyash - Shilpoprobha Art Camp 2017

Proyash - Shilpoprobha Art Camp 2017

SPBA arranged a two day long art camp to benefit the special needs children of the Proyash Institute of Special Education. The art camp was held on August 22 - 23, 2017 at the the Proyash campus in Dhaka Cantonment. Mrs. Shoma Huq, Chief Patron of Proyash and Mr. Anjan Chowdhury, Chairman of SPBA were present at the opening ceremony of the art camp.

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SPBA sponsors two BFA students from Bhutan

SPBA sponsors two BFA students from Bhutan

SPBA has awarded scholarships to two students from Bhutan who are pursuing their BFA at the Faculty of Fine Art of Dhaka University.

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Joypurhat Art Festival 2016

Joypurhat Art Festival 2016

The five day long art festival in Joypurhat ran from March 15 - 19, 2016.

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SPBA Gallery Opening

SPBA Gallery Opening

SPBA Gallery was formally opened by the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Asaduzzaman Noor, MP. SPBA’s board of governors stressed the key role to be played by the new gallery in the organization's endeavor of promoting the young and emerging artists of Bangladesh. Works by over 25 artists, both established and emerging, were on display for the occasion.

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Shilpoprobha anniversary celebration 2015

Shilpoprobha anniversary celebration 2015

On the occasion of the publication of the year ending issue of Shilpoprobha, an art exhibition featuring works by nineteen artists, both established and emerging was held at a hotel in Dhaka. SPBA’s new website was also formally introduced by the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor, MP.

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Agreement with the Embassy of Japan to Promote Young and Emerging Artists

Agreement with the Embassy of Japan to Promote Young and Emerging Artists

The agreement with Embassy of Japan provides young and emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka.

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Art Auction

Art Auction

SPBA, in association with Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. and Maasranga Television, organized the largest auction of fine art in Bangladesh. The auction featured over sixty works by thirty contemporary artists of Bangladesh.

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SPBA Award 2013

SPBA Award 2013

The recipient of the SPBA Award was chosen from the participants of the 20th National Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. For 2013, SPBA chose Ruhul Karim Rumi for his outstanding work.

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Pabna Art Camp

Pabna Art Camp

The Pabna Art Camp was organized jointly by Maasranga Television and SPBA. The three day event was held in Babur Bagan, Pabna. The fourteen artist that participated in the art camp comprised a mix of both established and emerging names.

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Shilpoprobha Launch Event

Shilpoprobha Launch Event

The Shilpoprobha launch ceremony was held at the Dhaka Art Centre in August 31, 2012. Renowned writer and poet, Syed Shamsul Haq was chief guest for the occasion. The event was also attended by notable artists, poets, writers and cultural activists.

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Kibria Book Launch

Kibria Book Launch

The event was held at the Dhaka Sheraton to mark the launch of SPBA’s second publication, and the first devoted to a single artist.

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